Society Advocates to Extend Medicare Sequester Moratorium

February 19, 2021
Policy Snapshot

The Society joined the American Medical Association and others in calling on Congress to pass legislation that would extend the congressionally enacted moratorium on Medicare sequester cuts through the duration of the public health emergency (PHE).

The groups urged Congress to pass H.R. 315, the “Medicare Sequester COVID Moratorium Act”, a bipartisan bill that would continue the current Medicare sequester moratorium for the duration of the PHE. The COVID-19 package, along with the spending package bill passed at the end of the year, suspended the sequester until April. However, this legislation is needed to ensure a 2% cut does not take effect at any point this year. The Society has been advocating to ensure PALTC services do not take a cut given the devastating impact such a cut would have on millions of American seniors. 

Click here to read the entire letter.

Click here to urge Congress to pass H.R. 315.